In addition to having like 8 lip balms with me at all times, I also have at least two perfumes with me at all times. I'm a firm believer in layering scents. I'm going to review each of these wonderful perfumes, and also tell you how I apply and layer them. First up..
These are two of my favorite scents to layer together. These are Pacifica's Island Vanilla and Mexican Cocoa. The Island Vanilla is simply amazing. It's not fake vanilla, it's Tahitian vanilla with a blend of fruits and tea for the base that makes it not overpowering and not super sweet. The Mexican Cocoa is a blend of spices like nutmeg and cinnamon with cocoa. It's not the cocoa that I smell primarily, the spices are definitely the top note. You get the cocoa as a base. It's a really sultry scent that is perfect for date night! They're a great mix for a work day scent. Still giving off a little spice, but keeping it light for work. Each 1 oz. bottle is $22. You can purchase them Pacifica's website, Ulta, and Whole Foods.
This is Pacifica's Indian Coconut Nectar roller ball perfume. This scent defines summer. It's a mix of coconut and vanilla. When I wear it, I always imagine I'm in SoCa,l sitting on the beach at sunset, fruity drink with a cute little umbrella in my hand, and the ocean breeze on my face. I often layer this with Mexican Cocoa. Together, these scents remind me of carefree summer nights full of fun, smiles, and laughter. It's magical! Each roller ball retails for $12, and are available on Pacifica's website, Ulta, and Whole Foods.
This is actual my newest scent by Pacifica. I typically only stick with vanilla, coconut, and spicy scents. But, I chose this solid perfume sample as my free sample with one of my orders, and I am so happy that I did because it has quickly become one of my favorites. Fig, moss, cyclamen, and clove are the main scents I smell in this perfume. They all blend together for a juicy and sultry scent that is perfect for spring. I love to layer this with Island Vanilla in the spring because it adds to the fun playfulness of the scent. The solid perfumes are $9 each, and I personally have only seen them available on Pacifica's website.
One of my favorite stores is Lush. Their products are so fresh and handmade. This is their perfume scent Vanillary, and it's by far one of my favorite vanilla scents ever. It's pure, natural vanilla that's sweet but not overpowering. My one co-worker tells me I smell like cookies when I wear it! There's a sweet caramel scent at the base that's just enough to give it a unique kick, different from any other vanilla scent I have tried. This is the 0.3 oz which is $15.95. There is a 1 oz. size also available for $42.95. You can purchase this at Lush stores or their website. Also, they have a variety of products in their Vanillary line like solid perfume, body lotion, and a multipurpose body powder to layer the scent for lasting power.
Last but certainly not least, Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil by The All Natural Face. This is also a roller ball, but the main difference between this one and the rest is that this perfume is set in an oil base. The scent is pretty much spot on with the name. I like to layer this with my Vanillary for a sweet and saucy scent. It's a really wonderful scent, and it's super affordable. Pretty much everything by The All Natural Face is great quality with a great price tag. This is only $5! You can order it directly from their site.
My final verdict? I recommend every single one of these perfumes. Just remember, what smells like one thing on me, might smell totally different on you because of your body chemistry. Mix and match them to see what works best for you!